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Reykjavík, Iceland

Reykjavík is the gateway to Iceland. A young-at-heart city with a long history, encircled by mountains and sea, it lies just minutes away from a magnificent unspoiled landscape thrown up and shaped by the energy of the earth. Whether you are looking for the excitement of a capital city or a quiet break in breathtaking scenery, Reykjavík has everything you could possibly want. This is an adventure playground of boiling mud pools, spurting geysers, glaciers and waterfalls. Iceland is the least densely populated country in Europe, with a pure, unpolluted and truly magical landscape.

In late spring, days lengthening until midsummer, when the sun dips down to the horizon but never sets. The magnificent countryside that surrounds the city also makes Reykjavík unique and provides the adventurous tourist with a wide variety of things to do. Salmon fishing, midnight golf, sailing, climbing, glacier trekking, horse riding and whale watching are all within easy reach of the capital and can easily fit into a day trip so that you can be back in the city in time for dinner.

Reykjavík has a buzzing art scene and offers a diverse range of cultural happenings and dynamic grassroots activities. It seems that the creative energy of the people living here knows no boundaries; painting, sculptures, photography, ceramics; everywhere you look small galleries and exhibition halls are filled with beautiful artwork. Icelandic musicians are first class and many of them have already attained international fame such as Björk, Mezzoforte, Sigurros, and Of Monsters and Men.

Iceland’s fashion industry is booming and young Icelandic designers have caught the attention of fashionistas in London, Paris and New York. Hand made clothes and accessories, some made of fish roe leather, and jewelery the likes of which are not available anywhere else.

Take a walk along Laugavegur, the main shopping street to take in the numerous boutiques, designer’s shops and art galleries that distinctive gifts for friends back home. When night falls, the boisterous nightlife begins. The many bars and clubs in the centrer are filled with life all weekend as jovial people horde into town for merrymaking. Iceland is easily accessible.

Situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean midway between Europe and North America with high frequency of flights to and from the country, Iceland is easy to reach.

Hilton Reykjavík Nordica

Set in the city center, the stylish Hilton Reykjavík Nordica hotel is one of the city’s most popular destinations for tourists, business travelers and locals alike. The hotel's central location provides a great base from which to discover the capital, and makes it easy to travel further afield and explore Iceland’s unspoiled natural landscapes. Enjoy Hilton style, service and quality, with the comfort and amenities you expect, and the extras you deserve. Relax in the on-site spa, sauna, and hot tubs after enjoying a rigorous workout in the fitness center. Later on, wine and dine at the open kitchen-style restaurant VOX restaurant and bar for contemporary Icelandic and Scandinavian cuisine.

Guest rooms are bright and spacious, offering large, opening windows, work area, complimentary Wi-Fi and LCD TV.

Hilton Reykjavík Nordica is located approximately 29 miles from the Keflavík International Airport (KEF).

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This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the anesthesia specialty or are impacted by it.


The practitioner of anesthesiology must possess the scientific background for clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but also of all additional related disciplines which may impact it; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures necessary for the provision of quality patient care; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in the clinical setting, the clinical and educational institutions, and the community in which the practice resides; serve as an expert in matters involving health care delivery; serve as an informed manager of clinical and educational services provided, including the acquisition and distribution of resources necessary in meeting professional goals; and provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner. Presentations are designed to facilitate the healthcare provider in reviewing, updating, and/or expanding knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional.


At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences - to include but not be limited to advanced anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and social sciences - as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of anesthesia and related services inherent in the anesthesia professions.

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of presented pharmacological agents through the understanding of their physico-chemical properties, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, updated uses, and more recently developed additional, related, and similar drugs.

Outline comprehensive management plans for the group of patients discussed, whether related in age, physical status, cultural background, invasive procedure, anesthetic or analgesic requirements, clinical setting, adverse reactions, and/or goals of care.

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of anesthetic procedures and administrations, equipment use, and other applications encountered during the provision of anesthesia and analgesia whether in the surgical unit, the labor and delivery suite, the pain management clinic, or other more remote location of anesthetizing services.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups - recognized as serving as the authority for and/or holding the responsibility to compile and approve such tenets - in the provision of anesthesia and related services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.

Apply the new techniques in the clinical setting of the participant.

Current Anesthesia Practice
Reykjavík, Iceland
September 4-8, 2023
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Monday, September 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Preop Screening and Testing Guidelines: Do They Help or Hinder? M.Murphy
  0830 MINS, AKI and Covert Stroke: With More Measurements Comes More Risks M.Murphy
  0930 Break
  0945 Pharmacogenomics: The Future of Individualized Medicine and Anesthesia S.Clendenen
  1045 Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Anesthesia S.Clendenen
  1145 The Transgender Patient: Does That Impact Our Anesthetic Care? E.Frost
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, September 5

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 The Patient Is Somewhat Overweight: What Should We Do? E.Frost
  0830 Vaping? A Good and Safe Alternative to Smoking? E.Frost
  0930 Break
  0945 Clinical Minefields Where You Work M.Murphy
  1045 Allergies, Antibiotics and Anaphylaxis: Global Consequences M.Murphy
  1145 Ultrasound 101: What’s Different About Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia? S.Clendenen
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, September 6 - Open Day


Thursday, September 7

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia for Orthopedic Surgery S.Clendenen
  0830 Fascial Plane Blocks: Where Is There an Ideal Block? S.Clendenen
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia in the Basement…What Fun E.Frost
  1045 My Name Is Not Anesthesia: Improving Communication in the OR E.Frost
  1145 Production Pressure and Outcome Measures: The Answer Is Still Money M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, September 8

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Burnout in Healthcare: Beyond Time to Do Something M.Murphy
  0830 The Quadruple Aim: Keep Healthcare Personnel Healthy! M.Murphy
  0930 Break
  0945 Herbals: What Are They Exactly? E.Frost
  1045 Regional Anesthesia Complications: Nerve Injury and Local Anesthesia Toxicity S.Clendenen
  1145 The Opioid Crisis in America: What Are We, How Did We Get Here, and How Do We Solve the Problem? S.Clendenen
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

6.3 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/31/22



Steven R. Clendenen, MD
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida

Elizabeth Frost, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Owner, MSN Education, LLC
Treasure Island, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Anesthesiology: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1042437; Expiration Date 09/08/2023.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS/NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington


Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.


$100 July 6, 2023 to August 5, 2023. No refund after August 5, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

You must sign-in every day you attend to receive credit.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

Travel at your own risk.


We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.

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